National Intern Day is July 27. At Mosaic, we refer to students who go through an immersive work experience in our business as “Co-Ops.”
We’re grateful for the work our Co-Op students do and the diverse, fresh perspectives they bring to our workforce. Did you know, 88% of our Co-Ops eventually accept full-time roles with Mosaic?
Here are a few you should get to know:
Rajah Gayle, Project Engineer Co-op
Rajah is part of the Mineral Sustaining Capital Projects Team, where he is responsible for overseeing projects, such as the Four Corners Concrete Pad, from start to finish. As part of the project process, he must bring together a responsible, accountable, consulted and informed (RACI) team and lead them through the ending and auditing of the project, in addition to working with contractors and other third-party vendors. Rajah spends most weeks creating cost reports, construction work packages and meeting with third party companies to stay updated on current projects. For the Four Corners Concrete Pad project, he oversaw day-to-day construction operations.
“Here at Mosaic, the culture is amazing,” Rajah said. “Everyone I’ve reached out to has offered a helping hand. The people here have made me feel like I am more than just a Co-Op.”
After he graduates from the University of South Florida in spring 2024, Rajah hopes to join the Mosaic team permanently.
Harsh Jain, Data Scientist Co-op
As a data scientist Co-Op, Harsh has contributed to numerous projects, including writing scripts to gather data, and ensuring data integrity and quality for analysis by deploying computer vision models. Harsh says that he has enjoyed using his data skills in a real-time, practical setting.
After he graduates from Texas State University, he hopes to work at Mosaic again in the future.
“It was incredibly rewarding to see how the knowledge I acquired could be applied to solve real-world problems and make a meaningful impact,” Harsh said. “I’m eager to continue learning and honing the skills I gained and implemented during my internship. I believe further enhancing my expertise in data science will open more opportunities for me in the field.”
Tracy Tanovich, Mine and Process Engineer Co-op
Tracy is a mechanical engineering student at the University of South Florida. During her co-op experience with Mosaic, she has learned about the roles that plant and field engineers play, assisted with data analysis and helped with laboratory assessments on the quality of phosphate sent to our concentrates facilities.
Additionally, Tracy created an app for inspecting machines in the beneficiation plant, which aids in creating the final phosphate product. If that’s not impressive enough, she also wrote a program that does hydraulic calculations for slurry transport, which is intended to be used in a model to depict real-life slurry transport systems. These systems are crucial for transporting phosphate across long distances.
“The mining engineering team I worked with was great, and I learned so much from experiences that I wouldn’t have been able to get from school,” Tracy said. “In the first couple of weeks of my co-op, I also had the opportunity to sit in a dragline operator’s chair.”
Mosaic offers internship and co-op opportunities year-round. To learn more or apply for an open role, visit our Careers page today.